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Old 10-02-12, 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted by dabac View Post
Nah, the spacer on top is not to blame - as long as the cap isn't bottoming out against the steerer tube.

I suspect you might be missing the "centering sleeve", have a look at the parktool link to see what I'm talking about. Trying to assemble a headset w/o one will give exactly that result.
Yes, I wondered if the centering sleeve was the problem. I set it up with the one that was with the bike and also with a newer one from another bike. Same result with both.

I've been fighting with this thing all day and I'm wondering if maybe all the surfaces are worn enough to prevent me from tightening the bearings down correctly.

Thanks again for the help.

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